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Attractions Management 2014 issue 3
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7 Editor’s letter

Here comes China

As China opens up to the West, the nation’s attractions are booming, with existing attractions reporting record attendances and new museums, theme parks and science centres planned

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12 Theme parks News

Wait over for Ratatouille fans as ride opens

After a near five-year wait, the highly anticipated Ratatouille attraction opened on 10 July at Disneyland Paris

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13 Visitor Attractions News

Obama pushes US

US President Barack Obama is aiming to draw an additional 30 million tourists to the country each year by promoting national visitor attractions

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15 Waterparks News

Cartoon Network waterpark opens

Cartoon Network’s first branded waterpark opens in August to invited guests and annual pass holders in Bang Saray

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16 Science Centres News

Abu Dhabi centre aims to inspire

Plans for a new science centre in Abu Dhabi have been revealed by the country’s Technology Development Committee (TDC), offering more than 200 interactive exhibits as part of a campaign to get more young children interested in science

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18 Zoos & Aquariums News

Zurich Zoo’s elephant ‘aquarium’

Visitors to Switzerland’s Zurich Zoo can now get up close and personal with the park’s six Indian elephants following the opening of the $63.3m (£37.8m, €46.7m) Kaeng Krachan elephant park, which welcomed its first guests on 8 June

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20 Museums & Galleries News

George Lucas picks Chicago for museum

Chicago has been selected as home for the much sought-after George Lucas museum, with the city narrowly pipping bids from Los Angeles and San Francisco

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22 Heritage News

Star Wars flies into Ireland heritage row

UNESCO has voiced concerns about whether appropriate authorisation was granted for the use of World Heritage site Skellig Michael as a film set for the latest instalment in the Star Wars franchise

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24 Teamworking

The Art of Collaboration

Merlin’s Mark Fisher talks about working with Hollywood studio DreamWorks on the upcoming Shrek-themed midways, how to spot a winning IP and the importance of creative collaboration

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30 Talking Point

Whose Museum Is It Anyway?

Five experts debate how museums can tackle the controversial issue of balancing the needs of the visitor with their curatorial responsibilities

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36 Analysis

TEA/AECOM Enduring Appeal

Theme park attendance for 2013 reached an all-time high, and museums worldwide performed well. AECOM’s economics experts crunch the numbers

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42 Theme Parks

Oceans of Fun

Chimelong International Ocean Resort is a big development on a small island. Will its proximity to the gambling haven of Macau be a help or a hindrance?

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46 Museums

Virtual Visits

Europe’s biggest museum conference looks at how technology and the digital revolution can enhance the attraction. We report from the event in Newcastle, UK

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50 Technology

Face Reality

As Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg buys Oculus VR and its Rift device, we look at how far VR has come, and ask whether it has a place in the attractions industry

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On the cover…: Facebook buys Oculus Rift and keeps the faith in VR Technology
56 Profile

Sarah Maltby

As Jorvik turns 30, director Sarah Maltby talks about keeping archaeology at the heart of what the Viking centre does, and moving with the times

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60 Storytelling

Inside Story

Abu Dhabi’s Yas Waterworld draws on the local culture to create a narrative journey for its visitors. Atkins Global tells us about an innovative approach

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66 Interview

Rick Schwartz

San Diego Zoo Global ambassador on the Tiger Trail and conservation initiatives

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70 Promotional Feature

Euro Attractions Show

The Euro Attractions Show is just around the corner

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72 Show preview

Euro Attractions Show

Looking forward to EAS in Amsterdam

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76 Conference Report

Science Centre World Summit 2014

Declarations signed, topics debated in our report from Technopolis

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78 Gallery Design

Play to the Gallery

A global round-up of the best projects and renovations from leading firms

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82 Company Profile Promotion

Triotech

Triotech Celebrating 15 Years of Success

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84 Audioguides & Apps

Grand Tours

The best in visitor guides

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87 Light & Sound

Light Fantastic

Castles and Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall transformed by light and sound

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90 Attractions-kit

Product Focus

The latest from the waterpark industry

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COMPANY PROFILES
instantprint

We’re a Yorkshire-based online printer, founded in 2009 by Adam Carnell and James Kinsella. [more...]
Red Raion

Founded in 2014, Red Raion is the CGI studio specialized in media based attractions. [more...]
Simworx Ltd

The company was initially established in 1997. Terry Monkton and Andrew Roberts are the key stakeh [more...]
QubicaAMF UK

QubicaAMF is the largest and most innovative bowling equipment provider with 600 employees worldwi [more...]
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Attractions industry to reunite this September at IAAPA Expo Europe in London
For the first time in more than a decade, industry leaders from across the global attractions industry will once again gather in London as part of the annual IAAPA Expo Europe, the sector’s premier international event. [more...]
VIDEO GALLERY

Red Raion TV - Testimonial: Leolandia
When you work in the Attractions Industry, there’s nothing better than seeing that dreamy look in the eyes of the people who have just tried your attraction. Find out more...
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Keynote | Moby Dick - Friends to the rescue! – Red Raion
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Red Raion Showreel 2022 – Red Raion
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Attractions Management 2014 issue 3
Download PDF
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Magazine archive
7 Editor’s letter

Here comes China

As China opens up to the West, the nation’s attractions are booming, with existing attractions reporting record attendances and new museums, theme parks and science centres planned

Download PDF magazine
View online
12 Theme parks News

Wait over for Ratatouille fans as ride opens

After a near five-year wait, the highly anticipated Ratatouille attraction opened on 10 July at Disneyland Paris

Download PDF magazine

13 Visitor Attractions News

Obama pushes US

US President Barack Obama is aiming to draw an additional 30 million tourists to the country each year by promoting national visitor attractions

Download PDF magazine

15 Waterparks News

Cartoon Network waterpark opens

Cartoon Network’s first branded waterpark opens in August to invited guests and annual pass holders in Bang Saray

Download PDF magazine

16 Science Centres News

Abu Dhabi centre aims to inspire

Plans for a new science centre in Abu Dhabi have been revealed by the country’s Technology Development Committee (TDC), offering more than 200 interactive exhibits as part of a campaign to get more young children interested in science

Download PDF magazine

18 Zoos & Aquariums News

Zurich Zoo’s elephant ‘aquarium’

Visitors to Switzerland’s Zurich Zoo can now get up close and personal with the park’s six Indian elephants following the opening of the $63.3m (£37.8m, €46.7m) Kaeng Krachan elephant park, which welcomed its first guests on 8 June

Download PDF magazine

20 Museums & Galleries News

George Lucas picks Chicago for museum

Chicago has been selected as home for the much sought-after George Lucas museum, with the city narrowly pipping bids from Los Angeles and San Francisco

Download PDF magazine

22 Heritage News

Star Wars flies into Ireland heritage row

UNESCO has voiced concerns about whether appropriate authorisation was granted for the use of World Heritage site Skellig Michael as a film set for the latest instalment in the Star Wars franchise

Download PDF magazine

24 Teamworking

The Art of Collaboration

Merlin’s Mark Fisher talks about working with Hollywood studio DreamWorks on the upcoming Shrek-themed midways, how to spot a winning IP and the importance of creative collaboration

Download PDF magazine
View online
30 Talking Point

Whose Museum Is It Anyway?

Five experts debate how museums can tackle the controversial issue of balancing the needs of the visitor with their curatorial responsibilities

Download PDF magazine
View online
36 Analysis

TEA/AECOM Enduring Appeal

Theme park attendance for 2013 reached an all-time high, and museums worldwide performed well. AECOM’s economics experts crunch the numbers

Download PDF magazine
View online
42 Theme Parks

Oceans of Fun

Chimelong International Ocean Resort is a big development on a small island. Will its proximity to the gambling haven of Macau be a help or a hindrance?

Download PDF magazine
View online
46 Museums

Virtual Visits

Europe’s biggest museum conference looks at how technology and the digital revolution can enhance the attraction. We report from the event in Newcastle, UK

Download PDF magazine
View online
50 Technology

Face Reality

As Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg buys Oculus VR and its Rift device, we look at how far VR has come, and ask whether it has a place in the attractions industry

Download PDF magazine
View online
On the cover…: Facebook buys Oculus Rift and keeps the faith in VR Technology
56 Profile

Sarah Maltby

As Jorvik turns 30, director Sarah Maltby talks about keeping archaeology at the heart of what the Viking centre does, and moving with the times

Download PDF magazine
View online
60 Storytelling

Inside Story

Abu Dhabi’s Yas Waterworld draws on the local culture to create a narrative journey for its visitors. Atkins Global tells us about an innovative approach

Download PDF magazine
View online
66 Interview

Rick Schwartz

San Diego Zoo Global ambassador on the Tiger Trail and conservation initiatives

Download PDF magazine
View online
70 Promotional Feature

Euro Attractions Show

The Euro Attractions Show is just around the corner

Download PDF magazine
View online
72 Show preview

Euro Attractions Show

Looking forward to EAS in Amsterdam

Download PDF magazine
View online
76 Conference Report

Science Centre World Summit 2014

Declarations signed, topics debated in our report from Technopolis

Download PDF magazine
View online
78 Gallery Design

Play to the Gallery

A global round-up of the best projects and renovations from leading firms

Download PDF magazine
View online
82 Company Profile Promotion

Triotech

Triotech Celebrating 15 Years of Success

Download PDF magazine
View online
84 Audioguides & Apps

Grand Tours

The best in visitor guides

Download PDF magazine
View online
87 Light & Sound

Light Fantastic

Castles and Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall transformed by light and sound

Download PDF magazine
View online
90 Attractions-kit

Product Focus

The latest from the waterpark industry

Download PDF magazine
View online
LATEST NEWS
Carowinds expands to year-round opening, confirms Aeronautica opening for 2023
Carowinds theme park in North Carolina, US, has launched year-round operations this month (January 2023).
Disney hints at new gate for Walt Disney World as part of Lake Nona campus development
Disney has filed a planning application that kickstarts the group's plans to create a future regional campus and HQ in Florida, US.
London's Natural History Museum works with Thoughtworks and Amazon Web Services on Urban Nature project
Natural History Museum has embarked on a project which will turn the iconic museum's London location into a biologically diverse green space.
London to get its own "Garden in the sky", as Camden Highline gets green light
Planning approval has been granted for Camden Highline, a project to transform a section of disused railway into a new elevated urban park for London.
Continuum Attractions takes over Loch Ness attraction and pledge £1.5m investment
Continuum Attractions has acquired The Loch Ness Centre and Exhibition near Inverness, Scotland, UK.
Esbjerg’s landmark maritime center, designed by WERK Arkitekter and Snøhetta, opens to the public
A new landmark maritime centre has opened to the public in Esbjerg, Denmark.
SEVEN to open world’s first indoor Discovery Adventures centres in Saudi Arabia
Saudi Entertainment Ventures (SEVEN) has signed an exclusive partnership agreement with Warner Bros. Discovery to bring purpose-built indoor adventures centres to the Kingdom.
Eden Project Morecambe secures £50m Levelling Up investment
Plans to create a new Eden Project North attraction in Morecambe, UK, have been given a major boost after the central government pledged to support the scheme with £50m worth of funding.
David Willrich takes the baton from Terry Monkton as chair of Experience UK
David Willrich has been appointed chair of Experience UK, replacing the outgoing Terry Monkton, who has steered the organisation over the past two years.
Universal to launch two new attraction concepts – one in Texas and another in Las Vegas
Universal Parks & Resorts has revealed plans to launch two entirely new visitor attractions concepts – a family-focused theme park and resort in Texas and a year-round horror experience in Las Vegas.
SeaWorld's Arctic Coaster to raise awareness of devastation of climate change
SeaWorld will open a new Arctic Rescue coaster at its San Diego theme park in early 2023.
Super Nintendo World opening at Universal Studios Hollywood in 2023
The highly-anticipated Super Nintendo World will open to visitors at Universal Studios Hollywood on 17 February 2023.
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COMPANY PROFILES
instantprint

We’re a Yorkshire-based online printer, founded in 2009 by Adam Carnell and James Kinsella. [more...]
Red Raion

Founded in 2014, Red Raion is the CGI studio specialized in media based attractions. [more...]
Simworx Ltd

The company was initially established in 1997. Terry Monkton and Andrew Roberts are the key stakeh [more...]
QubicaAMF UK

QubicaAMF is the largest and most innovative bowling equipment provider with 600 employees worldwi [more...]
+ More profiles  
FEATURED SUPPLIER

Attractions industry to reunite this September at IAAPA Expo Europe in London
For the first time in more than a decade, industry leaders from across the global attractions industry will once again gather in London as part of the annual IAAPA Expo Europe, the sector’s premier international event. [more...]
VIDEO GALLERY

Red Raion TV - Testimonial: Leolandia
When you work in the Attractions Industry, there’s nothing better than seeing that dreamy look in the eyes of the people who have just tried your attraction. Find out more...
More videos:
Keynote | Moby Dick - Friends to the rescue! – Red Raion
Testimonial Richard Needham - SimEx-Iwerks Entertainment – Red Raion
Red Raion Showreel 2022 – Red Raion
+ More videos  

CATALOGUE GALLERY
+ More catalogues  
DIRECTORY
+ More directory  
DIARY

 

05-06 Mar 2023

CryoCON 2023

Renaissance at Plano Legacy West Hotel, Dallas, United States
10-12 May 2023

Asia Pool & Spa Expo

China Import & Export Fair Complex, China
+ More diary  
 


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